Torture crown

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Torture crown

Torture crown

A crown-like headpiece with stubby inward-facing spikes that poke the head. It is used to induce pain in the wearer.

Base Stats

Tech Level
0.9 kg


Insulation Factor - Cold
Insulation Factor - Heat
Armor Factor - Sharp
Armor Factor - Blunt
Armor Factor - Heat
Head, Left Ear, Right Ear


Crafted At
Fueled smithy / Electric smithy
Work To Make
1,200 ticks (20 secs)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody
Resources to make
Stuff 25

Torture crowns: are a form of clothing added by the Ideology DLC. They add pain, for those who want to suffer. Despite being called "crowns", they have no relation to RoyalsContent added by the Royalty DLC or more traditional crowns. Content added by the Royalty DLC


Torture crowns can be crafted at a Fueled smithy or Electric smithy if you have the Guilty or Pain Is Virtue memes. They require Stuff 25 Stuff (Metallic/Woody) and 1,200 ticks (20 secs) of work.

They can also occasionally be bought from bulk good traders.


Wearing a torture crown inflicts 5% pain on the wearer. It does no damage, and the pain will be removed the instant it is removed. This pain is just like pain from any other source, including its mood effects and effects on consciousness if stacked with other pain sources. The amount of pain inflicted is not independent of quality or material - all torture crowns will inflict the same amount of pain.


A torture crown will apply a 5% pain modifier. If the 'Pain: Idealized' precept is taken this translates to a +3 mood buff from zero pain. Masochist may receive mood buffs from pain crowns.[Number?]

Psycasters Content added by the Royalty DLC will also increase their rate of neural heat recharge by ?. The fact that this can be removed easily makes this more attractive than other source of pain. If used in combat, consider pairing it with a shield belt or some cannon fodder as the crown does not provide significant armor, and will often provide none after weapon AP. Even high quality plasteel crowns are not particularly protective.

There is some merit to equipping slaves with the crown - while their mood debuff from the pain will make them rebel ever so slightly more often, they will also be slightly easier to safely down as they will be slightly closer to their pain shock threshold.

Material table

  • Material Sharp Blunt Heat Item HP Insulation - Cold Insulation - Heat Market Value
    Wooden Torture crown 8.1% 8.1% 6% 52 -0 °C (0 °F) +0 °C (0 °F) 33 Silver
    Golden Torture crown 10.8% 5.4% 5.4% 48 -0 °C (0 °F) +0 °C (0 °F) 2505 Silver
    Plasteel Torture crown 17.1% 8.25% 9.75% 224 -0 °C (0 °F) +0 °C (0 °F) 235 Silver
    Silver Torture crown 10.8% 5.4% 5.4% 56 -0 °C (0 °F) +0 °C (0 °F) 255 Silver
    Steel Torture crown 13.5% 6.75% 9% 80 -0 °C (0 °F) +0 °C (0 °F) 52 Silver
    Uranium Torture crown 16.2% 8.1% 9.75% 200 -0 °C (0 °F) +0 °C (0 °F) 158 Silver

    Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.
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